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MC BASEBALL TAKES ON COVENANT. 2B


FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018
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Loyola tries to extend
magical NCAA run. 3B

MARCH MADNESS 3B | PREPS 4B | COMICS 12B | PUZZLES 13B


THE DAILY TIMES 1B

Harris, Anderson make TSWA All-State


BY TAYLOR WHITE season, but elevated his game he’s got so much room to grown.
taylorw@thedailytimes.com to another level this year. The He’s just a sophomore, and to
sophomore put up eye-popping make all-state is pretty impres-
They took Blount County bas- numbers as he helped guide the sive.
ketball by storm last year. Then Tornadoes to the state tourna- “He almost doubled what he
took it up a notch this season, ment for the first time since 2012. did his freshman year as far as
both garnering District Player Harris paced Alcoa in near- assist-to-turnover ratio. That was
of the Year honors. Now, Alcoa’s ly every statistical category — amazing this year.”
Dante Harris and Maryville’s Joe posting team highs in points (19.6 In the postseason, Harris aver-
Anderson are both Tennessee points per game), assists (6.3), aged 18.7 points per game. He
Sports Writer Association All- rebounds (4.6) and steals (2.5). scored over 15 points in five of
State selections. “He’s a phenomenal little point Alcoa’s seven postseason games.
Harris was named to the Class guard,” Alcoa head coach Joel With two more years left at JOY KIMBROUGH | THE DAILY TIMES
AA team and Anderson was Kirk told The Daily Times. “We Alcoa, Kirk sees a bright future ALCOA POINT GUARD DANTE Harris drives to the basket during the second half
named to the Class AAA squad. hadn’t had one of those in a long of a 63-47 state quarterfinal loss to Livingston Academy inside MTSU’s Mur-
Harris burst onto the scene last time at Alcoa. And what’s scary is SEE TSWA, 4B phy Center on March 15.

Go fourth and multiply Vols coaches get


hands-on during
second practice
BY AUSTIN BORNHEIM es are taking a hands-on
austinb@thedailytimes.com approach early during
spring camp. The Vols are
KNOXVILLE — Tennes- transitioning from a base
see football coach Jeremy 4-3 scheme they ran under
Pruitt stood back, arms former coach Butch Jones
folded as he watched the to a 3-4 look. New defense
defensive backs go through means new positions, espe-
drills. cially for the front seven.
The first-year Vols coach Austin Smith, Darrell Tay-
didn’t have to jump in and lor, Jordan Allen and others
offer up any instruction. are working at outside line-
Safeties coach Charles backer after spending the
Kelly was already there past few seasons as defen-
when one of his guys had sive ends. Chris Rumph
the wrong footwork on a took his time with everyone
backpedal. Kelly jumped in his outside linebacker
in, showed him how it group to make sure they
was done and had him go were getting the technique
through the drill again until correct.
it was right. “Read the picture,” Rumph
That level of detail was barked a number of times.
found across the Haslam Inside linebackers coach
Practice Facility during the Kevin Sherrer, defensive
Vols second practice of the line coach Tracy Rocker
spring on Thursday. and receivers coach David
It’s no surprise that Ten-
nessee’s defensive coach- SEE PRACTICE, 5B

SCOTT KELLER | THE DAILY TIMES


TKA’S HAYDYN JENKINS (00) applies the tag to Grace Christian’s Kristin Hunt (20) as she slides in safe at second in Thursday

UT, Currie agree to


night’s game at The King’s Academy.

Big inning helps Lady Lions knock off Grace


BY TAYLOR WHITE
taylorw@thedailytimes.com
DIV. II, DISTRICT 1-A SOFTBALL
TKA 9, Grace Christian 3
$2.5M settlement
SEYMOUR — An off BY AUSTIN BORNHEIM
day for The King’s Acad- Six batters later the Lady austinb@thedailytimes.com
emy softball team looks Rams still hadn’t recorded
just a little bit different an out as a two-RBI dou- KNOXVILLE — Tennes-
than an off day for most ble from Regan Weekly see and former athletic
teams. and two-RBI single from director John Currie have
By all accounts the Lady Madison Webber busted reached an “amicable reso-
Lions had an off day when the game open. The bats lution” settlement, accord-
they hosted Grace Chris- fizzled to end the inning, ing to a university release
tian in district play, but leaving a pair of runners Thursday.
that didn’t show up on the on and bases loaded in Tennessee owes Cur-
scoreboard as TKA routed the fifth with a chance to rie $2.5 million by April
the Lady Rams 9-3 Thurs- put the game away before 1, according to the agree-
day evening. seven innings. ment. Currie, who has been
“It’s really good to get “I give a lot of credit to suspended with pay from JOY KIMBROUGH | THE DAILY TIMES
the win,” TKA coach Grace coming in here with UT since December, will UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
Marc Weekly told The a lot of passion and ener- no longer be employed by ATHLETIC Director John Currie
Daily Times. “We had a gy,” Weekly said. “But the the university as of 7 p.m. addresses the media after fir-
couple of chances with fact is this game should Eastern on Thursday. ing of Vols head football coach
bases loaded to bust it have been over after the “We wish John and his Butch Jones on Nov. 12.
open and end it. We did fourth inning. I think we family well in their future
not pitch well tonight, we think we are better than endeavors,” Chancellor from the university’s athlet-
did not hit well tonight we are, and there are Beverly Davenport said in ic department and will not
and we did not play good going to be a couple of a release. “We are grate- come from taxpayer money,
defense tonight. I’m very teams who will come in ful for his contributions to student tuition or fees or
disappointed in my team.” here and show them that.” the University of Tennessee donor funds.
Just because the Lady TKA’S KAYLAN COLE (2) in her wind up against Grace Christian Sloppy play translated which began more than two “Mary Lawrence and
Lions didn’t do any of Thursday at The King’s Academy. to the field where a mis- decades ago.” I were blessed with the
those aspects consis- communication between Currie is owed opportunity to return to
tently, doesn’t mean they giving up just one run on lan Cole, but it was the two players resulted in a $2,220,454.60 by April 1 and the city where our three
didn’t do them in spurts. a throwing error. fourth inning that really pop-up falling harmlessly also will receive his salary children were born and
Grace pitcher Hannah In the third the Lady pushed the lead. Sarah to the grass and the first from this year from Dec. 1 once again be part of the
Cooper kept the TKA Lions tacked on two more Knight opened the frame run scoring for Grace in until Thursday, according University of Tennessee
bats relatively in check thanks to doubles from with a single, and the rest to the university’s state-
for the first two innings, Haydyn Jenkins and Kay- of her team followed. SEE FOURTH, 4B ment. The money will come SEE SETTLEMENT, 2B

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